Hugh Lorch

Alhambra Traditional School10

Phoenix, AZ | Maricopa County

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March 13, 2015


Amazing! Kids are a whole year ahead and my kindergartner was reading in October just like they promised.

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December 2, 2014


This is my kids second year at this school and I couldn't be happier. Education is the school's top priority which is surpristingly not a priority in many schools.

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February 10, 2014


This school has stood the test of time, 30years and still excelling. I have four children who have attended. My daughter just graduated 12th grade early and is headed off to college with academic scholarships, all thanks to the great foundation received at ATS. The children have all been challenged of course but just being consistent with them and pushing their limits has paid off. As they go to high school they truly appreciate the curriculum at ATS.

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September 30, 2013


ATS is a well run school with impressive results. Kindergarteners learn to read by Christmas. By the end of 1st grade, kids are working a year ahead. The test results prove the academics are solid for a public school. Also, they have the best behaved students who understand respect. It's not perfect. Yet, it was a great place for my daughter. This is my son's last year. I'm confident he'll be prepared for his next step.

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July 24, 2013


This school is by far one of the best schools EVER! You will DEFINITELY have to enroll into honors classes or an I.B. program if you want them to keep up their high intellectual level. I'm a freshman in high school and I am way ahead in all of my classes. The downside is that frankly, you only have four classes to attend in junior high. Be prepared to have the same teachers twice in eighth grade. There are o sports though and in my experience, the kids are just as bad as any other school, no different. I don't really miss it though because the kids are mean. They don't like new people at all! Like if you come during sixth-eighth grade they will not accept you. I highly advice for you to enroll your child into this school before middle school. It really is hard to find friends at this small school. The classes have about 25-31 kids and the teachers truly care about you.

July 24, 2013


Amazing School!!! Our Son a Kindergarten had an amazing school year 2012-2013. He accomplished more than we ever expected and made us very proud!!! His Kindergarten teacher Ms. Miguel was amazing. Our Son got homework Mon-Thurs and that made h a better overall student!!! Early into the school year our Son was reading and writing!!! Amazin!!! A straight A student and among the many recognizable awards he received nothong topped The High Five Superintendents Awards he was nominated for over academics and leadership he received. A award based on all schools in the district and one student per grade.The 13 mile plus drive since were out of District is well worth the commute. Thank U Ms. Miguel, and Dr. Lopeman!!! ATS ROCKS!!!!! Parents get involved in your children s education. Regards, JG

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June 27, 2013


I just recently graduated and I wish that I could stay there, the teachers will help you get through anything. I can honestly say, any parent who wants an above average school must send their child here.

June 18, 2013


An excellent example of how parental involvement in education can lead to excelling performance regardless of intelligence level, SES, or negative environmental factors. This school functions exceptionally because of Dr. Lopeman's expectations of students, parents, and staff. The teaching staff are hand picked examples of excellence within the profession.

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January 1, 2013


ATS is a great school, I have two children who attend. Its great that they don't tolerate behavior problems or kids with ADHD issues. Parents like to put that responsibility on the school, but behavior is a home problem. Its about time schools stop allowing kids with social issues from home ruin the class environment. Thank you ATS for creating a safe, fun, and creative environment where kids can grow to become who there are.

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December 13, 2012


ATS is one of Arizona's top schools for a reason! Their staff and administration put the kids first and include parents with every step. The teachers are caring, the principal is amazing and the education is rigorous. i have driven my kids miles and miles to ATS for over 11 years-- and I couldn't imagine bringing them anywhere else. Their structure, discipline and high academics has helped my high school student sail right through honor's classes! Thank you ATS staff for providing so many challenging opportunities for my children to learn and grow.

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December 11, 2012


This school might be great if all you care about it academics, but if you want social, mental, physical growth this school is not for you. They dont have the resources or the help to help with any behavior problems, ADHD, or any kids who might be to smart for a regular school, but need help managing their self control. The principal is not understanding and does not cooperate. She would rather kick your kid out of school than to help them all she cares about is her scores for AIMS. She will mistreat both students and parents to get kids to leave.

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August 25, 2012


Another great year begins! I have several children at ATS and they were all lucky enough to begin in kindergarten. The flow in curriculum from one grade to the next is smooth with solid and consistent expectations. The principal and teachers are excellent. I am so happy that the wonderfully creative art teacher is back again this year. I am continually impressed with the academic achievements of ATS, but the quality of the social interaction is also top notch for the children and parents alike. A solid education, in a safe school, with likeminded families is wonderful.

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August 8, 2012


Excellent school. I personally attended this school, graduated in 1999, and I know the school has played a signification role in my success. My younger brother also attended this school and graduated earlier this year. Are there limited extra-curricular actives? Yes. Is the school work demanding and difficult at times? Absolutely. However, if you have the mental drive to work hard with your child towards a great education and the capability to physically drive them to the campus for nine long years, it is 100% worth the effort since they will receive the groundwork for mathematics, English composition, research skills, reading comprehension, and time management skills (due to the homework). I am glad I attended the school and I am confident that my brother will breeze through high school due to the strong knowledge foundation. Overall, YES, the school is excellent; it is better than a charter school (established and excellent test scores) and cheaper (no cost) than a private one! :)

July 23, 2012


Our son went into kindergarten at another school. He did not like going t school and was not doing well. We decided to take him out and have him repeat kindergarten at ATS. This was the best decision we could have made. He loves school and excels in most areas. The teachers and their assistants are very caring and keep parents involved in all areas. He likes school so much more now and cannot wait until he starts the first grade.

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December 7, 2011


My son is a first year student entering the 5th grade from a Charter school and I LOVE ATS, his teacher is AWESOME, she genuinely cares about him, his transition into ATS and his well being, it is very hard to find teachers that care these days, I am so appreciative of the support he s receiving. The academic program is challenging, but in these first couple months I've seen my child grow so much. The school offers before and aftercare which accommodates my work schedule and leaves me with one less thing to stress about during the school year. The kids are respectful the staff is professional, I couldn't ask for anything better, this is a private school quality education at no cost. I drive from Avondale every morning gladly. There s not much focus on extracurricular activities but to me that s a small price to pay for the type of education he s receiving.

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